Sad news for Black and Gold faithful:
Steve Courson, the former offensive lineman for the Pittsburgh Steelers who developed a heart problem after becoming one of the first NFL players to acknowledge using steroids, was killed Thursday when a tree he was cutting fell on him.
Courson, 50, was using a chain saw to cut down a dead 44-foot tall tree with a circumference of 5 feet when it fell on him, according to state police. The accident happened around 1 p.m. at his home in Henry Clay Township, Fayette County.
Roger Victor, an investigator for the Fayette County coroner, said Courson was apparently trying get his dog out of the tree’s way. “The wind was blowing, the tree snapped and it fell on him and his dog,” Victor said. The dog was injured and taken to a vet.
Pastor Lois Van Orden, who was with Courson’s mother, Elizabeth, at her Gettysburg, Pa., home, said the family had no immediate comment.
Courson made the Steelers in 1978 as a free agent guard from South Carolina. He started more than half of the Steelers’ games before he was traded to Tampa Bay in 1984, where he played another two seasons before being waived. He ended his career after the 1985 season, having played on the Steelers’ Super Bowl championship teams in 1978 and 1979.
His family should sue the enviromentalist who oppse logging becuase they defnd killer trees
First Mike Webster, now Courson.
I’ll be Jon Kolb is sweating a little bit.
Uh, should’ve said “I’ll bet Jon Kolb is sweating…”
I guess “a circumference of 5 feet” sounds a great deal more impressive than “nineteen inches in diameter”.